Wherein the nicest kid you'll ever meet comes from your country's worst foe, there's a new claimant to the Iron Throne, and the Austrians are definitely not invading.
I headed to my little hometown for a couple of days this week for Independence Day. My parents, my twelve-year-old nephew, and I went out for ice cream on Wednesday and then headed out to watch the town's fireworks show after dark. Because my hometown is fairly small (about 5,600 people) and because it's a … Continue reading Sunday Sum-Up, 07/07/2019
Winds of Change (Mage Winds trilogy #2) by Mercedes Lackey Fantasy 449 pages First published in 1992 by DAW In this second installment of Mercedes Lackey's Mage Winds trilogy, Elspeth, heir to the throne of Valdemar, officially becomes a member of the k'Sheyna clan of the Hawkbrothers in or order to continue her training … Continue reading #Reading Valdemar: Winds of Change
The first half of March was deepest, darkest winter, and while the second half was warmer, it was filled with nearby natural disasters that prompted water restrictions and prevented travel. I wanted to go to a nearby state park, but it was closed due to flooding. I wanted to go to a local park, … Continue reading March Summary and April Preview
Magic's Pawn (The Last Herald-Mage #1) by Mercedes Lackey 349 pages (mass market paperback) first published June 1989 by DAW Books, Inc. We first hear of Vanyel Ashkevron in the first few pages of Arrows of the Queen, Mercedes Lackey's debut novel which had been published just two years earlier. In a snippet from … Continue reading Reading Valdemar: Magic’s Pawn
The Heralds of Valdemar: Arrows of the Queen Arrow's Flight Arrow's Fall By Mercedes Lackey Fantasy Published 1987-1988 by Daw Books Arrows of the Queen introduces us to the kingdom of Valdemar, a land of relative peace, prosperity, and openness guarded by the Heralds, people from all walks of life who are chosen by sentient … Continue reading Review: The Heralds of Valdemar Trilogy
I first encountered Mercedes Lackey and her world of Valdemar when I was in high school. This was in the 90s, well before YA fiction was the publishing juggernaut it is now, and I had left the children's section behind but still felt unsure about wandering the shelves in the adult section. No one cared … Continue reading A Girl and Her Horse: The Heralds of Valdemar